Thanks Jackie! It’s been a long, long time since I was first, :D
Nice job! :grin:
We all love Michelle!
Yes we indeed do.!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kerry, speaking after the talks early Sunday, did not explain why a deal couldn’t be closed here, but said he thought an agreement is within reach. “We came to Geneva to narrow differences, and I can tell you without any exaggeration we not only narrowed differences and clarified those that remain, but we made significant progress,” Kerry said at a press conference after the talks. “There’s no question in my mind that we are closer now, as we leave Geneva, than we were when we came, and that with good work and good faith over the course of the next weeks, we can in fact secure our goal.”
Progress, but no deal yet as Iran talks conclude backchannel.al-monitor.com/index.php/2013… “conducted w/respect & civil way” via @lrozen http://t.co/RCwxZhMiTc— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) November 10, 2013
Iranian diplomats said the meetings between Zarif, Kerry, and Ashton and their top deputies had been good and productive, and expressed optimism about prospects to finalize a nuclear accord in the upcoming weeks. “I think it was natural, when we start dealing with the details, that there will be differences in views,” Zarif, speaking in English, said at the press conference with Ashton. “I am not disappointed at all, it was a good meeting.”
@StateDept Kerry's remarks to reporters after P5+1 talks in Geneva. go.usa.gov/WXvF & twitter.com/StateDept/stat… http://t.co/KqX14aIvRL— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) November 10, 2013
I have a rather long comment on the previous thread about the wisdom and true diplomacy of Sec. Kerry. We will not know the actual events until this deal is signed, and I believe it will be.
Sec Kerry may have been SOS only since this past January, but he is a true diplomat….he understands diplomacy in a deep way no other SOS has in my remembrance. Diplomacy is a long, slow process, most of which is conducted out of the glare of the spotlight, as it should be, I think. Notice in his statement how he left doors open, not blaming anyone…..letting history and public opinion work.
Newstainers want instantaneous events, as we all know…..diplomacy doesn’t work that way. As he said, we haven’t spoken to Iran since 1979…..and events have gone incredibly fast this year. Give it time and let it work.
I think Sec. Kerry really fits that role.
Western and Iranian negotiators were putting the finishing touches on a far-reaching nuclear deal. Then, at virtually the last minute, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius joined in the talks. It didn’t take long for the negotiations to unravel — and for Fabius to publicly declare this round of the talks to be over.
It wasn’t the answer U.S., European or Iranian teams had been expecting. One Western official said Paris hadn’t been particularly involved in the painstaking negotiations that had taken place in the run-up to this weekend’s talks in Geneva. “The French were barely involved in this,” one Western diplomat said. “They didn’t get looped in until a few days ago.”
How France scuttled a nuclear deal with #Iran in Geneva at the last minute. atfp.co/1ccS8Q3 via @ForeignPolicy http://t.co/1kCu72zpbV— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) November 10, 2013
When Mohammad Javad Zarif spoke to John Kerry at the UN in September for a mere half an hour, the flak he took from hardliners at home was enough to put him briefly in a wheelchair, complaining of back pain brought on by stress. Quite what the physical effects on the Iranian foreign minister will be after seven hours of talks in Geneva with the US secretary of state remains to be seen. But although Mr Zarif, who is also his country’s chief nuclear negotiator, came away without a deal that would lift at least some international sanctions on Iran, this has in fact strengthened his position – at least in the short term – by shielding him against criticism from those who have accused him of being ready to sell out to the west.
@JZarif not blamed in #Iran ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/7… & even strengthened for now.. Blame is squarely directed at France http://t.co/nD9xf3ARWq— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) November 10, 2013
“Mr Zarif behaved in Geneva like a first-class diplomat and a decision-maker who spoke fluent English, knew [where] Iran’s ‘red lines’ were and was hence able to take a decision on the spot, which is unprecedented,” a reform-minded Iranian politician said on Sunday.
Certainly, the failure to reach a deal disappointed many Iranians, including the business community, as the country continues to struggle under the weight of sanctions. But at home, the blame is being directed squarely at France, rather than Mr Zarif.
UT, need to be freed from moderation. TY. ……..Reminder official SBE vote has R-Oberstein up 55 votes as of now. *Projections D-Herring +88
Latest on Richmond. Dems think they have pickup in 3 precincts of +9, +1 and +116. GOP has *hopes* in two precincts without giving #s.— Ben Tribbett (@notlarrysabato) November 10, 2013
@Redistrict @notlarrysabato I don't want to speculate at this point, but 2012 we had a 40% count rate. We had 2537 total 1102 qualified— Brian W. Schoeneman (@BrianSchoeneman) November 10, 2013
Reminder: 45 VA localities still reporting 0 provisionals. Here's full list: docs.google.com/spreadsheet/cc… Let me know if you know about them.— (@Taniel) November 10, 2013
What Bibi & his fellow #NEOCONSTERS fear is that President Obama, SoS Kerry & SoD Hagel fully agree with this soldier …
Powerful, saddening words from one of the last living soldiers of World War One http://t.co/HK7Aw0yorE— Mat Lazenby (@Mat_LB) November 10, 2013
Our President has great taste. I’m thinking of a certain particular video during the MLK volunteer activity this year :) :)
Here it is Hopefruit:
CORRECT! Thank you JER :) :)
I think the President forgot where he was and thought it was sexy time! LOL
I think POTUS was rubbing FLOTUS back the whole time she spoke.
They are such a cute couple!
Must be sinister American plot: In middle of harsh Bibi speech on Iran Channel 2 interjects Miley Cyrus concert in Tel Aviv next June— Chemi Shalev (@ChemiShalev) November 10, 2013
The former head of Israel’s domestic security service in an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times on Friday expressed support for the U.S.-led talks with Iran over its nuclear program, saying, “The American policy is a policy of wisdom.” “In my eyes, American policy is not coming out of weakness. It comes out of power,” said former Shin Bet chief Carmi Gillon.
….But it doesn’t appear that Netanyahu’s view has widespread support among Israel’s security establishment. While Gillon praised the U.S. Iran policy, others like former Israeli military intelligence chief Amos Yadlin and former Mossad chief Efraim Halevy have indicated that they’re keeping the door open on the P5+1 talks with Iran. In fact, Yadlin said Netanyahu is “crying wolf too early,” the Times reports:
Former Israeli Intel & Security officials criticizing Netanyahu's rejection of potential interim nuke deal w/ #Iran. thinkprogress.org/security/2013/…— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) November 10, 2013
“It seems like he thinks that this is the final agreement — it is not,” said Amos Yadlin, the director of the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv. “The real judgment of whether it’s a bad deal or an acceptable deal will be in the end of the negotiating period.” Mr. Yadlin said the prime minister seemed to be “crying wolf too early,” adding, “You should keep the wolf for the final agreement.”
His opening up new breach btw Israel & US when he & O in power next 3-4 yrs unwise RT @djpressman: Netanyahu throwing Israel & US under bus— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) November 10, 2013
A new angle emerging, if true is very interesting, considering all of Bibi’s buffoonery.
New details emerge of a secret meeting of Iranian, Israeli and Chinese military generals in a French chateau. #Iran newsweek.com/burgundy-back-…— Nervana Mahmoud (@Nervana_1) November 10, 2013
That’s an important article, LP, especially the fact that ‘senior statesmen from the US, Australia & France also participated. Thank you.
“But the private talks at the Chateau de Selore, hosted by Jean-Christophe Iseux von Pfetten, a French aristocrat who serves as an adviser to China’s Central Committee, have opened an important back-channel for the exchange of ideas and an avenue for compromises between the various actors.
Last week’s talks have already played a role in resolving one of the most vexing sticking points for the Geneva talks – the U.S.’s insistence that inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency be allowed access to any site, civilian or military, inside Iran for random inspections.
Key to the success of any nuclear deal is finding an inspections regime that Iran’s new leadership can take home without losing face.
“We saw the work of [weapons] inspectors in Iraq – they searched everywhere, including the President’s Palace,” said a former top Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander who attended the talks. “They found nothing, but started bombing Iraq anyway. We cannot accept this.” But Iran’s representative indicated that his country might be willing to accept inspections teams led by nationals of “neutral” countries – notably by the Chinese, who agreed in principle to back the idea.”
Afternoon / evening Obama sycophants! (Sorry, after being called that after my MSM piece, I’m going to use it every effing time.)
If this is accurate, it plays into Rouhani wanting to turn this into a multilateral regime. of course they don’t want a repeat of Iran, and this is a way for China to play a responsible world role. Very interesting.
A repeat of Iraq, not Iran.
Knew you meant Iraq, oh most wonderful of the Obama sycophants :)
Responsible leaders, world wide, are all totally not interested in any more American ‘perpetual war.’
They all know the roles that Bibi, McCain and all their AEI #Neoconster war industrial complex buddies have played in that perpetuation. Obviously, the Iranians don’t want to be next in line – they can observe the shit hole Iraq is, up close and personal, every day. It’s one thing to be an instigator on someone’s elses turf, but having Tehran become another Baghdad is likely not a pleasing thought.
I like the last paragraph of the article:
“But what’s clear is that Iran’s new leaders badly need a deal on sanctions as the economic consequences eat into their popularity. And it’s also clear that there are men and women of goodwill on both sides who are willing to sit down and talk about radical new futures rather than the past.”
Yes, ‘men and women of goodwill’ …. and we know that Kerry, Power, Rice, Hagel, as well as President Obama and the other members of his team are the ones nurturing that spirit of goodwill.
Good evening @lrozen Any insights on the Israeli, Iranian, China, US et al., 'secret meeting' at Chateau de Selore? twitter.com/Nervana_1/stat…— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) November 10, 2013
Doubt if she’ll respond, directly, but perhaps she’ll tweet something in response to Nervana Mahmoud’s tweet :)
It's closer than the teabillies would like to admit. #UniteBlue #TeamWendy http://t.co/lTkGlIiHXK— Ft hat (@amanuesis) November 10, 2013
Wendy Davis can win.
"The Democrat is better known than the Republican right now."
bit.ly/1aHqkXd #wendycanwin #teamwendy— Texas Democrats (@TXDemParty) November 07, 2013
To our Marines!
Happy 238th birthday, Marines! ow.ly/qAWlD— U.S. Marines (@USMC) November 10, 2013
Utal, one of these days I’m going to buy you a huge bell – I can’t remember coming through the door first on your posts. You must be a light walker. ;)
TY, UT :)
Happy 238th birthday, Marines. Thank you for your service and sacrifice and for always answering your nation’s call. –VP @USMC— Office of VP Biden (@VP) November 10, 2013
#SecDef Hagel directs @PacificCommand provide humanitarian aid to Phillipines following Typhoon Haiyan devastation go.usa.gov/WXwJ— U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) November 10, 2013
Statement by President Obama on Super Typhoon #Yolanda —> go.wh.gov/u14iB5— The White House (@WhiteHouse) November 10, 2013
Speaking of cute, loving couples, isn’t this a great photo of Gabby and Mark? I also admire them and the important work they are trying to do for gun control.
Gabby is a living reminder of the GOP fail on gun control/gun safety. Politicians/pundits who speak hate of opponents and love of guns – should be reminded of Gabby and those who died that day – every time they open their mouths.
I love the way the POTUS loves FLOTUS…we love her too. We reached 1000 plus on you tube today…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiSptfjOkrw
Unbelievable……. Shot teen’s book ‘I am Malala’ does not show enough respect to Islam, private education chief says
Pakistan private schools ban #Malala book nbcnews.to/1fuyG3Q claim activist is Western 'tool' alj.am/HHKIuG via @NBCNews @ajam— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) November 10, 2013
While Malala, has become a hero to many across the world for opposing the Taliban and standing up for girls’ education, conspiracy theories have flourished in Pakistan that her shooting was staged to create a hero for the West to embrace. Adeeb Javedani, president of the All Pakistan Private Schools Management Association, said his group banned Malala’s book from the libraries of its 40,000 affiliated schools and called on the government to bar it from school curriculums.
“Everything about Malala is now becoming clear,” Javedani said. “To me, she is representing the West, not us.”
Kashif Mirza, the chairman of the All Pakistan Private Schools Federation, said his group also has banned Malala’s book in its affiliated schools. Malala “was a role model for children, but this book has made her controversial,” Mirza said. “Through this book, she became a tool in the hands of the Western powers.”
Fastest way to have every young person in Pakistan read Mala’s book is for dudes like Javedani and Mirza to ‘ban’ it. They should spend a bit of time studying the history of samizdat in the good old USSR.
a lot of work still needs to be done to overcome these attitudes of suspicion of new ideas and manipulation of facts that don’t fit in the generally accepted narrative.
I am always curious about everyone and their cousin writing books (or, thank you ghost writer)— and appearing everywhere promoting their books. There’s big money in the publishing world—still—-although this seems to be a very special case.
‘City on Fire,’ a Debut Novel, Fetches Nearly $2 Million nyti.ms/1brky8M— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 10, 2013
Gives me a little bit of hope.
Don’t forget to have a big ol’ TOD party! We’ll celebrate with you. :)
Oh, if I get a $2m advance, I’m renting out the top of the ATT Center downtown and having a shindig!
It’s an old Irish thing (at least to me) to picture yourself spending the winnings, so I say go for it!
If Morning Jerk can “write” a book, surely you could put him to all kinds of shame. I know I would eagerly buy yours and would hold my nose if I ever came within a mile of his piece of poo. I bet there are a few others around here that feel the same.
Typhoon Haiyan slams into northern Vietnam – bit.ly/1gBSIfI – @CBSNews— (@NewsBreaker) November 10, 2013
A company that makes prepared chicken salad has recalled more than 180,000 pounds of its products after some were linked to a few cases of E. coli infection.
California-based Glass Onion Catering has recalled products distributed to Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says.
So far, 26 people in three states have been diagnosed with the same E. coli infection, the USDA says. Fifteen of them say they ate products traced to Glass Onion Catering, which supplies midsized grocery store chains such as Trader Joe’s with “gourmet grab and go” products.
“The company announced that the products are being recalled in conjunction with other foods regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A full list of products being recalled will be available on FDA’s website at: http://www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/Recalls/default.htm,” USDA said in a statement.
Could this be linked in any way to the #GOPShutdown from last month?
Watching a BBC report on the Philippines. They have no services. The police have abandoned their posts. The government is nowhere to be found.
BBC reporter: “And tomorrow the Americans arrive, giving much needed help.”
Hate to sound like a right wing gasbag, but everyone bitches about us until they need us.
Typhoon deaths in Philippines rise into the thousands; Hagel orders Pacific Command to lend support. stripes.com/1.252064— Stars and Stripes (@starsandstripes) November 10, 2013
Meanwhile, 600K people have been evacuated from coastal areas of Vietnam. Tell me how there’s no climate change.
Exactly. But still the deniers will put up their stupid little fight about it. For what?
My friend keeps telling me that some scientists say it’s already “too late” to do anything about climate change, although I can’t allow myself to give in to that!
Not to be a pollyanna, but I’m deep into reading about the coming nanotechnology revolution. If even half the promises come true, we’re looking a completely different world, and a different humanity.
It’s okay. I like to hang with pollyannas. Sounds good to me, what you’re peddling! Ha!
I think you sound like someone who loves their country with that one LL – the GOP would be screaming not to help – spend the money at home – reduce taxes – why should we pay for other countries’ disasters.
The reality of the global world – the US – despite the best efforts of the GOP – is still the country that has the resources to help. We have given under 1/2 million $ that I saw – no doubt much of which will be skimmed by someone – unless it is goods, not money.
I forget who wrote that the US was becoming the “dispensable” nation. I have yet to see evidence of that.
We have yet to see China and Russia rushing in to help in natural disasters outside of their countries (I could, of course have missed something – but it is always the US who first responds)
What people outside the US see – is the US media (well described by you) – and that is why the negativity has grown – PBO was changing that – hence Greenwald’s all out assault on his own country.
The advent of the Euro was creating a western economy to match the US – when that collapsed – the “dispensable” was no more.
Remember that tomorrow is Veteran's Day. Remember to pray for all our veterans who served us! http://t.co/oWXyZTQYWu— Gary Kovacik (@mickey2doodle) November 11, 2013
Couple more tweets from @LRozen timeline.
Russia has milked Iran #nuclear issue to get concessions from partners/rivals for over a decade now. France's turn?— Mohammad Ali Shabani (@mashabani) November 10, 2013
US official: Differences with Israel on Iran only ‘tactical’ timesofisrael.com/us-official-di… via @feedly— El_Grillo (@El_Grillo1) November 10, 2013
What A Winning U.S. Negotiation w #Iran Looks Like thkpr.gs/1hYAbcK "Path toward safer world" h/t @Cirincione http://t.co/Ym4iUZTrTl— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) November 11, 2013
Now is the moment of truth for Washington. A potential deal would be the first step on a path that will help make America safer. It could also be the best deal we will get. And we would not have given up either the architecture of our current sanctions or our military pressure on the Islamic Republic. But we very well may get a rock-solid verifiable commitment that Iran will not acquire a nuclear weapon. This is what a winning negotiation looks like.
US Women’s Soccer Team defeated Brazil 4-1
Very Good US. Congrats.
Well, the only team which is near the US women’s team is Germany.
We've all seen this already, but it needs to circulate til people get it right. #uniteblue http://t.co/eSYP8fFlWo #LibCrib #p2 #tcot #ACA— Chaz (@ChazB831) November 10, 2013
So why doesn’t the rest of the sorry media see that? I know why, because all CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, is out to do is make this President look bad. So they have jump on the Republican band wagon and decide to lie and tell half truths.
On #VeteransDay when you hear Republicans berate and attack Obamacare, remember this veteran's daughter: http://t.co/aQiinpuJDb #p2— The Baxter Bean (@TheBaxterBean) November 11, 2013
On one side is a majority of Democratic voters, who are angrier, more disaffected, and altogether more populist than they’ve been in years. They are more attuned to income inequality than before the Obama presidency and more supportive of Social Security and Medicare.1 They’ve grown fonder of regulation and more skeptical of big business. 2 A recent Pew poll showed that voters under 30—who skew overwhelmingly Democratic—view socialism more favorably than capitalism. Above all, Democrats are increasingly hostile to Wall Street and believe the government should rein it in.
On the other side is a group of Democratic elites associated with the Clinton era who, though they may have moved somewhat leftward in response to the recession—happily supporting economic stimulus and generous unemployment benefits—still fundamentally believe the economy functions best with a large, powerful, highly complex financial sector. Many members of this group have either made or raised enormous amounts of cash on Wall Street. They were deeply influential in limiting the reach of Dodd-Frank, the financial reform measure Obama signed in July of 2010.
@HillaryClinton's nightmare: A Democratic Party that realizes its soul lies with @SenWarren Elizabeth Warren newrepublic.com/article/115509… via @tnr— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) November 11, 2013
Judging from recent events, the populists are likely to win. In September, New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, running on a platform of taming inequality, routed his Democratic mayoral rival, Christine Quinn, known for her ties to Michael Bloomberg’s finance-friendly administration. The following week, Larry Summers, Obama’s first choice to succeed Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve chairman, withdrew his name from consideration after months in which Senate Democrats signaled their annoyance with his previous support for deregulation. Not 48 hours later, Bill Daley, the former Obama chief of staff and JP Morgan executive, ended his primary campaign for governor of Illinois after internal polls showed him trailing his populist opponent……
And don’t for a minute think that PBO isn’t behind this. His whole public career has been to stoke a controlled populism, taking the Democratic Party back to what it should be. Sure, he says these are “commonsense reforms which Republicans used to embrace”. But commonsense now has a very liberal bias.
yes he is
Mayor of Tacloban, one of the hardest hit towns, summed up the devastation: "I have not spoken to anyone who has not lost someone." #Haiyan— Samantha Power (@AmbassadorPower) November 11, 2013
In response to Lib_Lib upthread, the US launched Operation Tomadachi (Friends) after the catastrophic Mar 2011 Japanese earthquake/tsunami.
It’s not just those areas of the world without a functioning government that are grateful for US aid.
I can still recall the lines of Japanese people, with their well-behaved and well-dressed children receiving aid from the US military. I know I’m biased, since I’m Japanese-American, but I was amazed at their stoic and non-hysteric resolve. It occurred to me that the gun-toting, libertarian Americans would not have presented such a unified resolve against tragedy as the Japanese did in 2011.
Also, @AmbassorRoos, our Ambassor to Japan was constantly on Twitter, offering information and help to Japanese and Americans alike during that time.
All Americans should be proud of our peace-time military, and special hats off to those assisting in the Philippines on Veterans Day.
I too admire their stoic resolve, which you mentioned – there’s an elegance to it.
Good news on the climate/energy front:
Dave “Belote [retired Air Force Colonel] was one of 12 veterans recognized as “Champions of Change” by the White House this week, just ahead of Veterans Day, for their work in advancing clean energy and combating climate change. The celebration comes as the Obama administration continues to roll out its greenhouse gas reduction plans, including new regulations on existing power plants and a target to double wind, solar and geothermal power generation by 2020.”
Ahead of Veterans Day, WH names "Champions of Change" for work in advancing clean energy, combating climate change.
scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id…— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) November 10, 2013
“The Smart Wheel by FlyKly Bikes is a motorized bike wheel that can fit on almost any bike, instantly turning a regular bike into an electric one, opening up the options of who can bike commute, where, how far and in what terrain….”
“Enter the Smart Wheel, a wheel that can replace almost any bike’s back tire. The wheel hub has a self-contained, battery-powered motor that can propel a bike at speeds as high as 20 miles per hour for as far as 30 miles on one charge. The wheel recharges itself when coasting downhill….”
Smart wheel invention could revolutionize bike commuting huff.to/1bhsLOx— HuffPost Green (@HuffPostGreen) November 09, 2013
“A new solar cell material has properties that might lead to solar cells more than twice as efficient as the best on the market today. ”
Perovskite materials could change the face of solar power; new path to high-efficiency, inexpensive solar cells.
technologyreview.com/news/521491/a-…— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) November 10, 2013
Combine improvements in solar tech with a nascent nanotech revolution, and we may just save our bacon.
“Tonight, we get another apology on the program. Will it detail efforts made to get information from the FBI? Will it explain how Davies was vetted, and where that process fell down? Will it explain why the network brushed off legitimate concerns before The New York Times report? And on and on…
There remain many unanswered questions. You have to be skeptical that “60 Minutes” itself is going to be the ones to ask and answer them after having thus far avoided them.
The clock is ticking…”
From me, as we wait for tonight's apology: How 60 Minutes’ Benghazi debacle is similar, & different from, Rathergate buff.ly/18k6N9h— Craig Silverman (@CraigSilverman) November 10, 2013
Since I don’t watch any cable/broadcast TV, will just have to await reports on what CBS/60Min did …
So far, no evidence or mention of any apology. Thought they might get it over with at the top, but it looks like they might wait till the end when many may have switched away to watch other programming because broadcast began late.
Dotster, watching for it too. I guess we shouldn’t hold our breath.
Thank you. Look forward to hearing what they have to say because they are conflicted on so many levels in addition to the obvious anti-PBO agenda that drove the hit piece.
November 10, 2013 1:01 pm
Shannon Sharpe with an intense 2-minute rant about Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin
The NFL Today on CBS opened their Sunday coverage with the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin story. Shannon Sharpe spoke passionately about the culture of the locker room and the use of racial epithets.
Like I said before, this whole situation boils down to one thing—common human decency, respect. Nobody in the Dolphins locker room showed any. Yes, including Jonathan Martin.
YES! YES! YES! Righteous truth-telling from Shannon Sharpe.
Typhoon Haiyan has destroyed so many lives!
Can’t help but think of how vulnerable we are as a population.
Ok, watching the BBC, and the 10K dead figure in the Philippines are from just one town.
Yes, there were reports earlier it was from one province.
Saw in my twitter #Discover timeline yesterday that the devastation is expected to be similar to the 2006 tsunami which caused so much loss of life in many countries.
in the terminal waiting for my flight to begin boarding for NOLA. it’s back home and away from DFW I go.
I’m still upset about the baby momma (LOL) but this was too cute NOT to share with my fellow Idris fans
Even Barack Obama Knows How Sexy Idris Elba Is
A good way to deal with Internet "fame" is to remember that people who live one street over from you have no idea who the hell you are.— Heath (@DaHess1) November 09, 2013
Interesting: BBC downplaying Iran nuclear talks results. Because, of course, the UK was onside with the US to get a deal done.
We got the Koch Bros. to release information on their donors, and found out how they're hiding $150 million. bit.ly/17jqCCM— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) November 11, 2013
very weak @brianstelter Apology at :55 mark of "60 Minutes." Lara Logan calls it a "correction," says "we r very sorry." It lasts < 90 secs— Amy Chapman (@amyrchapman) November 11, 2013
Tell 60 minutes our President and our country deserves MORE than a 90-second flippant ‘apology.’ NOT ACCEPTED!
Sorry, but 55 Minutes can shove that up their collective asses.
are we really surprised? As I said in my piece Friday, this is what the MSM does.
That’s it??? Haven’t reached minute 55 of 60 Minutes yet in the midwest, but that is disgusting and shameful. Not adequate. Not ok. Not for the damage they did/tried to do to POTUS and his administration and stoking the hate of the rt. wing nutjobs, the lies they broadcast. Disgusting. Completely lacking in decency and professional integrity.
Did anyone on the East Coast watch 60 minutes tonight? (won’t air on west coast for another hour and a half)
CBS will keep switching to new football games until the audience for 60 Minutes is down to six people.— Roger Simon (@politicoroger) November 11, 2013
Is 60 Minutes really going to push apology back beyond 8pm ET so people will have switched to other programs? Small.— Roger Simon (@politicoroger) November 11, 2013
In the Era of Pres Obama, what once was, is No longer.
In Journalism, Politics, Demographics, etc…….Change has come to America.
The big question is what happens after Jan 20, 2017.
“Change has come to America.:
Yup. And it is an ugly, ugly one.
So "42 Minutes + commercials" has a 90 second apology at the 55 minute mark. Are we really surprised?— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) November 11, 2013
They are Not Fooling anyone. They just don’t care and Don’t fear those on the left as they do those on the right. The right has the Mega media echo chamber. These people as slowly killing US softly with their constant right leaning coverage.
This is not good enough.
No one who is paying attention believes for a minute that a year-long investigation could possibly have missed the fact that “Morgan Jones’ was lying. 60 minutes was willfully promoting a book published by that RWNJ Mary Matalin.
Heads should roll.
This wouldn’t have happened if Don Hewitt were still in charge; glad that Andy Rooney didn’t live to see this day.
CBS' explanation for how they were duped about Benghazi makes zero sense goo.gl/RjoJMl http://t.co/4Sx3mWNpcf— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) November 09, 2013
@MattGertz How can a source confirm a report that is completely made up? Who in the FBI would do that?— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) November 09, 2013
Apparently @60Minutes failed to end with the resignation of Lara Logan and the president of @CBSNews. Had one chance to get it right.— Allan Brauer (@allanbrauer) November 11, 2013
AND YET back in 2011….
Outrage on Twitter force a journalist's resignation after his appalling Tweets about Lara Logan. It's ironic, and sad: http://shar.es/3GhqW— Charles P. Pierce (@ESQPolitics) February 16, 2011
Nir Rosen apologized & lost his job. But righty bloggers keep using Lara Logan's tragedy politically http://salon.com/a/sOikfAA— Salon.com (@Salon) February 18, 2011
Andy Rooney to Walter Cronkite in the heavenly cabana: "Where the hell did we go wrong?"— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) November 11, 2013
I love President Obama and the Obama Diary, too! We are fortunate to have both in the universe. Thanks!!! <3
60 minutes of fake journalism. 90 seconds of fake apology. Way to fuck up, @CBSNews @60Minutes. #WalterWept.— (@amk4obama) November 11, 2013
@CBSNews You had @60Minutes to rectify your COI violations; apologize to #POTUS & America; & fire those responsible. YOU FAILED #ClickOFFCBS— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) November 11, 2013
Yes We Can
Stepping out of lurking mode to share a link to an article a ACA-friendly dentist friend of mine wrote recently. He says that most of his dentist friends are conservative. He got tired of all the rightwing anti-ACA talking points they were sharing and decided to write a personal and professional post on why the ACA is so important to him and to his patients. I love this quote:
“Being a healthcare provider against needed and long-awaited health reform is like being a dentist suiting up against tooth brushes and dental floss.”
Here is the link (hope this works – never done this before on TOD) :
Please read his post, if you get a chance and give him some likes :-) Thanks!
thanks a lot for sharing!
I read it and love the moral challenge your dentist friend Mr. Jack Von-Bulows wrote so concisely;
so I shared it with my network via this tweet
Pls read & share this dentist's support of #Obamacare & moral challenge to other healthcare providers
#OFA #ACA— Linda Kyambadde (@globalcitizenln) November 11, 2013
Pls read & share this dentist's support of #Obamacare & moral challenge to other healthcare providers
#OFA #ACA— Linda Kyambadde (@globalcitizenln) November 11, 2013
Hope others can help share it – we need to support all those who choose to right even if all economic indicator would dictate they do otherwise.
Ps, checked to see the location of the author – just in case they were within my vicinity, I was going to call his practice tomorrow because I need dental work done and he has my stamp of approval (earned my respect)
.@FagerEP60 @60Minutes @bobschieffer @ScottPelley @CBSNews: a bullshit apology? Lara Logan, & her FOXNEWS producer, MUST be fired. #Benghazi— joshua epstein (@thejoshuablog) November 11, 2013
New OFA #ObamaCare website with latest info/facts. Check it out, sign up…and RT! barackobama.com/obamacare/ #GetCovered— Kennett Area Dems (@KennettDems) November 11, 2013
For those of you having trouble understanding the GOP "language", here is an easy reference #UniteBlue #LibCrib #p2 http://t.co/X1dmHEl6w7— Chaz (@ChazB831) November 11, 2013
Lara Logan’s “apology” seemed to be one of those cute non-apology apologies. “We’re sorry we included him (Davies) in our report”, making it seem as what they reported was the honest to god truth, just not the Davies part. “We just had NO IDEA until Thursday night (yeah right, sure thing) that what he told us was not truthful.” (I could have helped them out) (as could have a million other people). “60 Minutes is all about the truth. Sorry and good night.”
Clinton nightmare: A Democratic Party that realizes its soul lies with Elizabeth Warren via @tnr newrepublic.com/article/115509… << Damn good read.— Goldie Taylor (@goldietaylor) November 11, 2013
Time for dems to continue the new Obamaway politics.
I’ve always said that PBO’s fight was against what the GOP had become. But now it’s becoming clear that an equal fight has been against the corporatist tendencies in the Democratic Party.
Yup. I have been tired of clintons since 1996. Enough already.
Ok, I’m plotzing. I just got followed by Little Green Footballs.
60 Minutes Can pretend and Carry On with their Weak pathetic self.
They have lost their shine.
Dan Rather had the Truth. Lara Logan didn’t.
Carry On……..I am listening to that song right now laughing at the Fall of 60 Minutes.
Carrie Underwood doing “Sound of Music” live on NBC on Dec. 5. That’s a Thursday. I’ll be watching football.
Are you sure she won’t be telling jokes about Obamacare.?
Richmond provisionals in: SBE has new numbers: Obenshain 1,103,443; Herring 1,103,426 — a spread of 17 votes.— (@vpapupdates) November 11, 2013
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